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Round 2 of the BRC saw the crews return to gravel and a more familiar feel of a multi venue stage rally. Matt Edwards & Darren Garrod (Polo R5) took victory and moved in to the BRC lead, as a result. Tom Cave & Dale Furniss (Fiesta Rally 2) missed the opening round but took 2nd place, just 5s behind Edwards with Osian Pryce & Noel O’Sullivan (Polo R5) completing an all Welsh (drivers only) podium. Rhys Yates & James Morgan were 4th overall whilst BRC returnee, after a number of years away, Matthew Wilson & Stuart Loudon completing the top 5, both in Fiesta Rally 2’s. Read More »

After eight regularities and eight tests in a compact 149 mile route, Angus McQueen and Mike Cochrane scored their second win of 2021, (BMW 323i) by just six seconds from another 2021 podium sitting crew, Alastair Leckie and Matt Outhwaite (SAAB 900 Turbo). Four crews were involved in the frontline ‘War of the Wolds’ including Paul Bloxidge and his 15 year old star navigator grandson, Oli Waldock and the impressive John Lomas and Pete Johnson in their 1936 Riley Sprite, really taking it to the moderns with a superb third place podium for the vintage car. Paul and Oli ended up fourth overall. Read More »

The opening round of the British Cross Country Championship saw Richard & Mason Kershaw (Lofthouse Freelander) take victory by 24s, after a total of 11 runs across the weekend. Paul Rowlands & Neil Lloyd (Polaris RZR Pro) were in 2nd place just 5s ahead of Adrian Marfell & Paul Bartleman (Fouquet-Nissan). Marfell had set the fastest time all weekend and had been leading, but 40s dropped on the 10th run saw the chance to take victory gone so recovering to 3rd place was some solace. Read More »

Taking place over 3 days it was Angus McQueen & Mike Cochrane (BMW 323i) took victory in the Shropshire countryside. They had previously finished on the podium twice and were ecstatic to take victory. Behind them were Paul Bloxidge & Oli Waldock (VW Golf GTI), a superb effort for the 15yr old navigator. Completing the podium were Andy Simpson & Roger Bricknell (Mini Clubman GT). Meanwhile in the Masters class it was Stuart & Emily Anderson who took victory in their 1937 Bentley Derby. Read More »

Out again at Down Ampney and it was Will Nicholls & Nick Broom (Fiesta R5+) who took victory by over half a minute, on the Corinium Stages. Nicholls was fastest on 5 stages in total, joint fastest on two, and had opened up at 20s lead after the opening two stages. James Self & Ian Davis (Fiesta R5) were 2nd just 2s ahead of Damian Cole & Dale Bowen (Fabia R5). Another pair of stages saw Philip Hopkins & Dave Jenkins (Evo VI) jump up into 2nd place, after fastest and joint fastest stage time. Hopkins was bang on it now and after 6 stages Nicholls held a 31s lead. He then dropped 8s on stage 7 following some confusion at a split for Nicholls. Read More »

After the 3rd UK Lockdown motorsport restarted in mid April and our first trip out was to Snetterton for the 2nd round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. There was a stellar entry and heading them up were 2020 Snetterton Stages winners Frank Bird & Jack Morton, in their Fiesta Rally2 (R5 MkII). They were up against it though as BRC regulars and WRC2 competitors Rhys Yates & James Morgan (Fiesta Rally2) were 2nd on the road. Yates took the first 4 stages to lead by 15s at the lunch break. Bird came out fighting and took stage 5 before Yates took stages 6 & 7. On the final stage Bird went fastest but Yates took victory by 14s, as the pair were evenly matched through the afternoon. Read More »

After months of no motorsport, in the flesh, it was great to be out again albeit for a test session. Ahead of their 2021 JWRC assault, Jon Armstrong & Phil Hall, were doing their familiarisation and set up work ahead of Rally Croatia. Jon was reunited with his old Fiesta R2 he used back in the 2013 season. The narrow and bumpy asphalt of Bont provides a great test venue, added to which the gradient changes give the 2.2 mile circuit everything you could need. There was another crew also at the test as Richard Wells & Calvin Houldsworth were out in their Fiesta R5, looking forward to a season of tarmac rallying. Read More »

Starting and finishing at Bicester Heritage the Per Ardua Ad Infinitum was a triumph to even start. Less than 24 hours before the event started new tiers were introduced for areas on the route, requiring a rapid change to the planned itinerary. With a very hard route, in terms of navigation, Paul Crosby & Andy Pullan took victory in their Porsche 911. Darell & Nicky Staniforth (Mini Cooper S) were an excellent 2nd after dropping back in the latter part of the event. Completing the podium, starting at car number 43, were David Alcok & Barry Green in their Porsche 924S. Read More »

Under the spectre of covid-19 the MSN Circuit Rally Championship finally started on the Dukeries Rally, behind closed doors at Donington Park. A simplified format saw just 6 stages, split into 3 pairs of stage layouts, totalling just over 50 stage miles. Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) continued their form from March and dominated the event going joint fastest on the opening stage, before setting fastest time on all 5 remaining stages. Their winning margin was 35s in the end. Read More »

Storm Aiden played its part as the Cotswold Stages saw a (brief) return to rallying, in England, ahead of a 2nd covid-19 related lockdown. The one constant all day was the wind but in the morning it was a deluge, lunchtime it was glare off the standing water and in the afternoon largely dry tarmac as the low Autumn sun drops in the sky. With the top two retiring early Rob Dennis & Andrew Boswell (Fabia Proto) took victory by over a minute. Andy Corner & Ade Camp were a superb 2nd overall, 1st 2WD crew in their 205 GTi. The podium was completed by Jim Munden & Dale Lovegrove (Impreza) by just 1s as they moved ahead of Dan Corner & Richard Evans (205 GTi) on the final stage. Read More »